The Dodgers, of course, have a comfortable lead in the NL West, so they could afford to allow Gonzalez to play a good bit to see if his bat sharpens up while simultaneously giving Bellinger, who has never played more than 137 games in a season, a bit of a breather.
After a one-game hiccup, Michael Fulmer is back to normal. The Dodgers have scored 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. "It gives them life if you score two and give them four right back".
"Curtis Granderson is a huge addition, a real coup for us", Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
The Mets traded the 36-year-old for a player to be named later and cash considerations, the teams said late Friday night.
The Tigers have lost six in a row and 12 of their last 14. "All the different numbers that people are kind of throwing together and throwing out at us, and I think that's fun for everyone to hear, and it's a credit to these guys that we keep hearing these different insane statistics". Brandon Morrow and Kenley Jansen closed out the four-hit shutout.
To make room on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles designated right-hander Dylan Floro for assignment. I just tried to walk it off and finish that inning. "Get that reverse commute, '" Roberts said.
Carpenter's homer was the second of three for St. Louis in the first three innings.
In the first, he hit a double to deep center that Pederson ran down but couldn't catch. He left the game in the top half of the seventh and was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain. But after hitting that first homer, hit against Rich Hill in the bottom of the third inning, Upton essentially paused his trot around the bases after thinking he missed the first-base bag.
The Dodgers play their final Interleague game of the 2017 schedule on Sunday when they face former Cy Young Award victor Justin Verlander. In turn, infielder Rob Segedin was optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Hyun-Jin Ryu started for Los Angeles and was removed from a scoreless game after five innings.
L.A. can set a new Major League Baseball record on Sunday against Justin Verlander in their last Interleague game of the 2017 season.